02902: Pamilya Egg Anniversary Weekend

Pamilya Egg - August 2019

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 246

In anticipation of our 11th anniversary on Tuesday, we dedicated this weekend to celebrating things properly. By some coincidence, we also didn't manage to schedule any game sessions for the weekend, so it was definitely a change in gears, but it all worked out for the best.

The high point was our special Baduy Pride episode that anak Nico offered to host, and the twist was showing that he was actually with us in person and not just joining us remotely like in other episodes. It definitely added a special element to our still mostly online celebration given our little family unit was complete. And really, it was SUCH FUN to share the Baduy Pride experience with him, so much so that the episode ran for 3.5 hours. Then we didn't stop there as we ended up having a separate call with a few friends to keep the conversation going well into the wee hours of the morning.

Tobie and I have been big on the need to travel for anniversaries or do overly big things. But what we have tried to keep in mind is that we still do something meaningful and memorable to us, which is what really makes things more impactful. This has often involved being at O Bar with close friends but other times it has been things like dinner at Sariwon or other restaurants that we like or an activity like watching a play together even if this is something we'd typically do throughout the year.

2020 has been a hard year, but it has also been an opportunity to focus on the more important things in our lives and to really consider our friendships and other relationships. I've said this a number of times on this blog and over on the Baduy Pride blog that this year, Pamilya Egg has gotten a lot stronger this year given our Friday night calls and things like this live stream session. And I am super thankful that we have found this clarity of purpose as friends and that we got to celebrate that bond as part of our anniversary festivities, as limited as they were given the quarantine.

We still need to figure out if we want to try to do anything else on the day of our anniversary itself. But for now, this weekend was definitely a fun one and a pretty good celebration in itself thanks to Nico and all our friends who joined the stream and showed their love and support.